Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 08 Jun 2020 – Titus 1:1-16, Psalm 108 ~ managers of God’s household must live blameless lives

Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 08 Jun 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Merciful and gracious Father, you showed the fullness of your love when you gave your only Son for our salvation and sent down upon us the power of your Spirit. Complete within us the work of your love, that we who have communion in Christ may come to share fully the undying life he lives with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

…Teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.
This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life….”

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A Reading from the Pastoral Epistles: Titus 1:1-16 (NLT)

Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Titus’s Work in Crete

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.” This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
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Morning Prayer:

Jesus Christ has given us all a share in his priesthood.
We offer our prayers and ourselves in union with him.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Jesus Christ, you are the eternal priest:
make this morning’s offering acceptable to the Father.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Lord, you are love itself:
grant that we may love you.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Give us today the fruits of the Holy Spirit:
make us patient, kind and gentle.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Give us the discernment to know the needs of our neighbors,
and give us the courage to love them as brothers.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Almighty Lord and God, protect us by your power throughout the course of this day, even as you have enabled us to begin it. Do not let us turn aside to any sin, but let our every thought, word and deed aim at doing what is pleasing in your sight. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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108 (Bless the Lord) – New Wine “Hunger for the Living God”

Omnipotent Father we have seen Your power through all the ages You stay the same

And those who know Your name know You never forsake

They put trust and put their faith in you I will trust and put my faith in You

Great is Your love Oh God and Your faithfulness reaches to the sky

Be exalted God over all the heavens let Your glory be over all the earth
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Closing:Titus 1:4

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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